Boy Band filter — Coming to a computer near you soon?

Christophe Rhodes’ interesting JCSS talk on detecting musical structure has suggested that there is hope that one day computers may be able to automatically detect and filter out boy band music — yay!

More relevantly for my own research, one of Christophe’s motivations is the poor quality of musical meta-data from collaboratively assembled databases such as A trust-based system would allow a user to favour entries submitted by authors they have previously to provide consistently formatted and accurate data.